So I came into work the other morning and found my good ole trusty License Server that housed Raster Design had given up the ghost! It has been my faithful companion for 5+ years. So, after installing a new box, I came to a realization that this isn’t going to be a fun transition. I renamed the new server to keep in with our new server naming scheme.
Getting the software reinstalled was fine but I had all those workstations out there that were pointing to a server that is now dead. Would I have to individually uninstall/reinstall? Wow, I hope not!
So after a little digging around I found the answer!
The licpath.lic file resides in a buried path so deep that it hasn’t seen the light of day since it left Cupertino.
So, if you are on an XP box, the file resides here:
Documents & Settings/All Users/Application Data/Autodesk/ARD2009*/R17.2*/Adlm/LICPATH.LIC
On Vista boxes, it is here:
* The asterisk indicates that yours may vary depending on what you are after and what version it is. Also make sure that you have the proper permissions and that all files are viewable.
The Licpath.lic is an editable file and only contains 2 lines (well mine did):
SERVER *YOURSERVERNAME* 000000000000
The key is *YOURSERVERNAME*. Rename that to the new server and the user is back up and running again!
Now on to other matters at hand.